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mobile app mobile version or app available
Some Full Text some Full Text
images contains Images
material database contains information about Materials
licensed subscription database licensed for RISD Students, Faculty & Staff - All are available for Off Campus Use
Media
Available on the internet Available to All. RISD Library includes these links on our website because they are authoritative sources of information of interest to library users.
tutorial available Tutorial available

 



Academic Search Premier mobile app Some Full Text images licensed subscription database

Multidisciplinary articles covering nearly every area of academic study, most from 1970's to present.

Art Museum Image Gallery images licensed subscription database
Images documenting works of art from museum collections around the world.

ARTbibliographies Modern Some Full Text licensed subscription database

Articles from international journals; books, essays; exhibition catalogs; PhD dissertations; and exhibition
reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art, 1974 to present.


Note: Art Full Text / Art Retrospective is now available as part of Art Source

Art Source mobile app Some Full Text images licensed subscription database
Articles on fine, decorative and commercial art, architecture and design including HW Wilson's Art Full Text / Art Retrospective databases.

ARTstor mobile app images licensed subscription database tutorial available
1.5 million digital images covering all periods of art, architecture, and archeology including contemporary art & design.
tutorial available ARTstor Tutorials


Ask Art Some Full Text images licensed subscription database
Artists biographies, auction records, financial graphics, magazine ads, and images relating to artists from early 16th-century to present.

AskRI Available on the internet
Statewide access to a selection of databases. A Rhode Island public library card number is required for login to full access to some databases.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals mobile app Some Full Text licensed subscription database tutorial available
Articles from international journals in architecture, design, landscape architecture, city planning, interior design, historic preservation, and decoration. 1934 to present. Journals Indexed

tutorial availableSearching the Avery Guide


Berg Fashion Library Some Full Text images material database licensed subscription database

Access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, etc. Full list of content


Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) Available on the internet
BHA is the world's most comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of western art. BHA includes articles from over 1,200 journals. Journals indexed in BHA (pdf)

Bridgeman Education mobile app images licensed subscription database
Over 500,000 images representing the visual culture of global civilizations covering periods from prehistory to present.

BuildingGreen Suite Some Full Text images material database licensed subscription database
Articles from Environmental Building News, case studies, and theGreenSpec Building Products database.

Chicago Manual of Style Online Full Text licensed subscription database
Style guide for writing research papers.

Chronicle of Higher Education Full Text licensed subscription database

September, 1989 - present. Updated weekly. Provides news and information services of interest to faculty, administrators and students in the field of higher education.

Cinema Image Gallery images licensed subscription database
Over 217, 000 still images from movies, television and the entertainment industry.

Coloribus Global Advertising Archive images licensed subscription database
Over 2 million current and historic ads (1990-present) for viewing online and download.

COPA: Commercial Pattern Archive images licensed subscription database
An archive of commercial sewing patterns from 1854 to present. For login information please contact the Reference Desk.

Credo Reference Some Full Text images licensed subscription database
Full-text reference books covering a broad scope of subject areas.

DAAI: Design & Applied Arts Index Some Full Text licensed subscription database
Articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts journals from 1973 to present. Journals Indexed

DAR: Design Abstracts Retrospective in Arts:Search licensed subscription database
Articles, news items, and reviews published in predominately European design and applied arts journals from 1903 to 1986. About DAR

Arts + Architecture ProFILES in Arts:Search Some Full Text licensed subscription database
Biographical profiles of 20th century designers and design-related organizations. About Design ProFILES

E-Journals Index Some Full Text licensed subscription database
Search the E-Journals Index called Gold Rush by keyword, journal title, subject, database title or ISSN.
Locate both current and retrospective print and electronic journals available in the electronic databases to which RISD Library subscribes. Follow links to Full Text in your Libary- RISD Print Holdings to determine the years and location of print journal subscriptions. Follow links to Full Text Online to read journal articles in their entirety.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online Some Full Text images licensed subscription database
Includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus.

ERIC mobile app Some Full Text licensed subscription database
Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC) Access to journal articles; conference proceedings; technical reports; publications of professional associations, research/policy organizations, government agencies, and more 1966 to present.
 
 


Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text mobile app Some Full Text licensed subscription database
Articles covering film and television theory, preservation and restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.


GreenFILE mobile app Some Full Text licensed subscription database

Articles on human impact on the environment, covering global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

 

Image Quest images licensed subscription database
Access more than one million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world. Part of Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.

JSTOR Some Full Text images licensed subscription database
An archive of scholarly articles in pdf form. Is not a current article database, typically from 1 to 5 years behind most recently published journals. RISD Library subscribes to the following collections: Arts & Sciences I, II, III, V, VII and VIII.

 

Kanopy Streaming Video Collection licensed subscription database mobile app

Provides access to over 6,000 educational documentaries arranged by collection. Subjects include arts, business, health, media, sciences, humanities and education.


Language Learning Sources

Mango Languages mango learn a language licensed subscription database

 

Pronunciator licensed subscription database

 

LexisNexis Academic Some Full Text licensed subscription database

Contains more than a billion documents with an emphasis on current news, legal and business information. Terms of use


Library Research Guides licensed subscription database Available on the internet
Created by RISD Librarians Library Research Guides highlight library resources and collections that support creative work at RISD. Browse current guides by subject.


Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts mobile app Some Full Text licensed subscription database
Covers articles, books, research reports and proceedings relating to librarianship, from mid-1960s to present.

Literary Reference Center Some Full Text licensed subscription database

Information on authors and their works across literary disciplines from antiquity to present, from books, reference works, and articles published 1912 to present.


Material Connexion Some Full Text images material database licensed subscription database
Over 7,000 materials and processes covering the fields of architecture, industrial design, interior design, and textiles. Comprehensive product information, technical specifications, application information, manufacturer profiles, and material images. Register here to establish a personal login account.

MLA International Bibliography mobile app licensed subscription database

Articles covering literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing.

 

Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science Some Full Text images licensed subscription database

Peer-reviewed articles in all fields of science and technology. Register here for a personal account.


NY Times Full Campus Access mobile app Some Full Textlicensed subscription database
Sign up using your RISD email - then go to nytimes.com

Oxford Art Online Some Full Text images material database licensed subscription database
Includes Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.


Oxford English Dictionary Some Full Text licensed subscription database
Defines and traces the usage of words through quotations from a wide range of international and English language sources.

Oxford Reference Online Some Full Text images licensed subscription database
Includes encyclopedias, bilingual dictionaries, timelines, maps, illustrations, and quotations.

Project Muse Some Full Text licensed subscription database
Provides full text to over 400 humanities, art, and social science journals. Alphabetical Title List

RDID images licensed subscription database
Image bank created by the Visual Resources Center at the RISD Library. Images contributed by RISD departments, the largest being the RISD Visual Resources Library at 20,000 digital images of art and design objects.

ReView in Arts:Search Some Full Text licensed subscription database
ReVIEW offers digitized, searchable versions of nineteenth and early twentieth century art journals. About ReView

Rhizome Some Full Text licensed subscription database
A resource on digital media and emerging artistic practices that engage technology.

Rhode Island Archival and Manuscript Collections Online Available on the internet
Provides access to archival and manuscript collections throughout Rhode Island.

RIBA Online Catalogue Available on the internet
Online catalog of the collections of The British Architectural Library, 1494 to present.

RISD Library Picture Collection
images
The Picture Collection contains over 450,000 images. Clippings, photographs, maps, mounted art prints and other items are arranged by subject and nearly all circulate. Browse or search the Picture Collection's Picture Collection Art File Index (pdf) or Picture Collection Subject Index (pdf) to locate folders by artist, medium, country, art movement, or subject.

Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) mobile app Available on the internet images
Online catalog of the collections of the Smithsonian museums, archives, and libraries.

Science Full Text Select Some Full Text licensed subscription database
Articles on the natural sciences from 1994 to present.

Teacher Reference Center mobile app Some Full Text licensed subscription database
Contains teacher and administrator articles, journals, and books.

Ulrichsweb licensed subscription database
An international source of publisher information on all types of periodicals including journals and newspapers.

Union List of Artist Names (ULAN) Available on the internet
A global structured vocabulary of Artists names and their variations from antiquity to present.

Urban Studies Abstracts mobile app Some Full Text licensed subscription database

Articles covering areas related to urban studies, including urban affairs, community development, and urban history, 1973 to present.


Visual Arts Data Service (VADS ) images Available on the internet
Visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images.

Vogue Archive Some Full Textlicensed subscription database
A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images.

Worldcat mobile app Available on the internet
Search the collections of libraries, local, national, and worldwide. Most items found can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.